What We're Reading

Each month we identify peer-reviewed articles from the medical literature as part of an ongoing effort to develop and maintain a repository of publications related to the work conducted at the Center. These monthly reviews are intended to keep us up-to-date with the evidence in the world of pragmatic trials and patient and provider engagement.

Effectiveness of a Bundled Intervention Including Adjunctive Corticosteroids on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Clinical Trial.

Lloyd M, Karahalios A, Janus E, Skinner EH, Haines T, De Silva A, Lowe S, Shackell M, Ko S, Desmond L, Karunajeewa H; Improving Evidence-Based Treatment Gaps and Outcomes in Community-Acquired Pneumonia (IMPROVE-GAP) Implementation Team at Western Health.

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 July 

Use of financial incentives and text message feedback to increase healthy food purchases in a grocery store cash back program: a randomized controlled trial.

Gopalan A, Shaw PA, Lim R, Paramanund J, Patel D, Zhu J, Volpp KG, Buttenheim AM.

BMC Public Health. 2019 May 

Patient-centered communication and shared decision making to reduce HbA1c levels of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus - results of the cluster-randomized controlled DEBATE trial.

Wollny A, Altiner A, Daubmann A, Drewelow E, Helbig C, Löscher S, Pentzek M, Santos S, Wegscheider K, Wilm S, Löffler C.

BMC Fam Pract. 2019 June

Using Adherence-Contingent Rebates on Chronic Disease Treatment Costs to Promote Medication Adherence: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Bilger M, Wong TT, Lee JY, Howard KL, Bundoc FG, Lamoureux EL, Finkelstein EA.

Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2019 Jul

The Effect of a Screening and Treatment Program for the Prevention of Fractures in Older Women: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial.

Merlijn T, Swart KM, van Schoor NM, Heymans MW, van der Zwaard BC, van der Heijden AA, Rutters F, Lips P, van der Horst HE, Niemeijer C, Netelenbos JC, Elders PJ.

J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Jun

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